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was in his bed. wiener told the post he and the woman have been friends for some time and says their communications were always appropriate. clinton has said if she had another daughter, it would be huma. >> huma is like family not only to clinton, but to the whole campaign. >> reporter: she a traditional muslim, he a former congressman. then the out of congress in 2011 s two years later, he re-entered politics running for mayor of new york. >> i know i have let a lot of people down, but i have also learned some tough lessons. then another sexting scandal, their reactions caught by the filmmaker. >> we decided to move forward with our lives. and we have put everything behind us. >> reporter: still she
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i love him, i have forgiven him. >> you are no longer engaging in that kind of behavior. >> did you tell me that? >> yes, i did tell you that? >> is that correct? >> yes, it is correct. >> reporter: last month he visz silted the dnc. friends now claim they're already living separate lives. donald trump issuing a statement today that huma is making a very wise decision, i know without him. and there's no evidence that wiener could have accessed classified information from his wife. he doesn't mention that he cricketed to w wiener's campaign. meantime another controversy exploding around donald trump tonight as he plans a major speech on immigration this week. now an african-american pastor in charge of
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for the trump campaign is being accused of waging a firestorm on social media. >> reporter: tonight, another controversial tweet, not from donald trump, but a past supporter pastor mark burns, the pastor leading trump's efforts to reach out to african-american voters. >> we put a black face on the democrat party, but the system that's behind the democrat party designed to not raise up america to the highest level that there can be. >> reporter: another trump surrogate echoing part of that message. >> the image is not appropriate, but the message is that pastor burns and a lot of other african-american pastors across the country are sick and tired of being talked down to. >> reporter: trump makes a push for minority voters including hispanics as he gets set to deliver
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trump will hit clinton for unprecedented policies on amnesty on wednesday, and it will be a unity rally. though there may be no display of it. home state senator john mccain, not committed to attending yet, a day before his primary. >> reporter: is it harmful to have kind of a muddled message from the top of t ticket when it comes to immigration? >> people judge me, i'm john mccain. >> reporter: one of the biggest questions about trump's immigration policy has been whether he's now letting up on that deportation force he's been talking about for months. trump's referring to the immigration authority that already exists, but a link trump himself hasn't explicitly made clear. moments of chaos
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los angeles international airport. a false alarm that had passengers running away from the tarmac. mi in . >> reporter: the sprint to the exit nearly became a stampede, thousands of passengers at l.a.x., racing into the streets, even rushing the tarmac after reports of shots fired. the panic and fear second busiest airport. just before 9:00 p.m., a loud noise mistaken for gun fire inside terminal 8. then terminals 4 and 7, more 911 calls, with guns drawn, police swept the airport. >> reports of shots fired. >> reporter: traveling on vacation, lester was at l.a.x. reporting live on facebook as the drama unfolded. >> people started flooding out, security people were saying
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coming down the taxi way at a very, very high rate of speed. >> reporter: in an unrelated incident, just before the reported gun fire, officers took a man dressed in zoro into custody, fearing his plastic sword was real, shutting down l.a.x. for more than an hour, gridlock on the road, more than 300 flights were cancelled. the incident, the second scare in just two weeks. officers at jfk stormed a terminal there after false reports of gun fire. >> we don't want people to hesitate, we want them to call us if they believe there is something suspicious. >> reporter: tonight at l.a.x., business as usual. but only after a scene many here will never forget. airport police say they are still investigating what that loud bang was that was heard by so
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tonight, florida is bracing for impact as a tropical threat we have been telling you about closes in. there are concerns about a flooding nightmare and meteorologist dylan dryer is here. >> we have hurricane gaston, which is a category 2 storm that's moved out to sea, so we want to focus on tropical depression 8 and 9. 9 as already dropped rain on parts of cuba. it should become a tropical storm sometime tomorrow and take this turn towards florida by the end of the week. that could produce tornadoes and flooding rain, we also have tropical depression 8 off the coast of north carolina, it should also become a tropical stormy at some point tomorrow. producing rip currents across the carolinas as well up to five inches of rain are possible. but savannah, we could
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the end of the week. after days of ever growing outrageous, the drug company that manufactures the epipen made a surprise announcement today. mylan pharmaceuticals says it will now offer a generic version of the drug. people say the generic epipen is still too costly and too much for a drug that c death. tom costello with our report. >> reporter: the announcement follows weeks of backlash and outrageous over price hikes for a drug used most often to save children's lives. over 10 years the epipen has gone from $100 to $600. the two generic two pack will cost half that, $300, but consumer advocates say it's too little too
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it's price at least down to the 2007 level of $200. >> mylan's generic version will be more than what -- mylan is just essentially changing the label. >> it is an identical product, and they're calling it an authorized generic. mylan still has the whole market of the generic and the w >> reporter: the company has spent millions of dollars on product development. >> you need the right amount of epinephrine injected in seconds. and that's what our auto injector does. >> reporter: but the drug itself epinephrine has been around for 100 years and costs only $3. epipen has earned the company more than a billion dollars a year.
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opportunities for us to have the price for the pen increase. concern among consumer advocates, people will stick with the more expensive brand name they know. harry, there's late word tonight that the fbi is warning security officials -- our justice corporate pete williams is on the story tonight from washington. pete, what canou comes after an attempt to hack into two election systems this summer urjs -- in july, hackers got successfully into the computer system that illinois uses for online voter registration, copping some files that apparently didn't change anything and they apparently tried and failed to do the same thing in arizona.
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russians seem to have been behind both attacks. so far no sign that any of those have been compromised, but the fbi says states should be on guard to protect against computer attacks that could jeopardize the integrity of their elections. >> pete williams in our washington newsroom. thank you. a grim milestone to tell you about in chicago where august is now the most violent month there in 20 years. the city has seen 84 homicide this month as nbc's kevin tibbles tells us what suspects in that case. >> reporter: the sound of a broken heart. >> all this senseless killing to stop. what is it doing to us? >> reporter: diane aldridge lost her daughter friday, 32-year-old nikea aldridge caught in the
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a stroller. she was the cousin of nba superstar dwyane wade who took to social media. four kids lost their mom for no reason. unreal, enough is enough. two brothers who police say are convicted felons out on parole learned today of their murders. 459, compared to 308 this time last year. >> how tired are you of hear the phrase, enough is enough? >> i'm sick of it. or police superintendent wants the courts to come down harder on gun crimes. >> you spend more time in jail for retail theft than you do for a gun offense. >> shoplifting? >> a guy shoplifting hot dogs because he's hungry. >> reporter: donald trump weighed in today, african-americans know i will stop the slaughter going on.
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the violent crimes, i say share it with us. >> reporter: kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. still ahead tonight, playing defense, the star nfl quarterback gets blitzed with criticism after refusining to stand for the national anthem before a game. and we're going
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we're back now with the controversy swirling and an nfl star after refusing to stand for the national anthem. colin kaepernick also has plenty of people jumping to his defense tonight. francisco 49er quarterback colin kaepernick is sticking to his playbook, sta standing, he says on his principle. >> i'm going to continue to stand with the people who are up pressed. >> this after he decided not to stand for the national anthem at a preseason g
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spoke to at levi stadium said they support him. >> i can't say i agree to sitting down during the national anthem. >> the team saying we recognize the right of an individual to choose to participate or not in the standing for the national anthem. >> reporter: he is not police violence. in 2014, five rams players took to the field of ferguson protesters, they were not fined. kaepernick's salary is not guaranteed. but there could be some repercussions they could face. >> fans could say we're not going to go to games or support the fran chisz if you
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>> there's one main goal, to support each other. that's why we're here. we're back in a few with something dog
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the u.s. has hit a controversial goal set by the white house one month ahead of schedule. the number of refugees in the u.s. from the war on syria has now reached 10,000. th's administration who said the president would like to increase that number by thousands more in 2017. last year more than half the nation's governors, most of them republicans objected to syrian refugees resettling in their states. two united airlines pilots are out on bail tonight after they were arrested for drinking before a flight were arraigned in a court
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the flight that at 134 passengers on board, which took off nearly 10 hours late. dog owners, we may now have the answer to an age old mystery. dogs really do understand what we're saying to them. researchers found that dogs comprehend range and tone. the team used an mri to measure the dog's brain activity. when we come saying good bye to one
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fimgly tonight we remember one of the most legendary comedians of all time. his family says he passed away peacefully at the age nbc's harry smith with a look back. ? there is no life i know to compare with your imagination ? >> reporter: gene wilder was an unlikely leading man, sweet, hill larrious. >> you've got to remember that these aren't just simple farmers, these are
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you know? >> reporter: and through a span of several decades, he starred in big and small and brought to the screen performances that were unforgettable. >> it's alive! it's alive! >> reporter: from "young frankenstein." richard prior in a series of buddy movies including "silver streak." and while it was a failure at the boxes office. the role wilder was most identified with and beloved for was willy wonka. >> we are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams. >> reporter: after his third wife gilda radner lost her battle with cancer, wilder
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cancer support group gilda's club. wilder who knew he wanted to be an actor from childhood, he said i like the show, but i don't like the business. >> don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted? >> what happened? >> he lived happily ever after. >> harry smith, nbc news, new york. and how we loved him. that will do it for us on a monday night, i'm savannah guthrie in for lester, i'll
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>> announcer: today on the meredith vieira show. we are talking "what's hot now". a teacher is under fire for
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against her students and how young is too young for kids to wear make up? one man is raising eyebrows with pictures of her eight year old daughter she posted on long. and theracy caputo left audience members speechless. she is back and anything can happen. >> your husband wants to thank you. it all starts right now on meredith. [applause] ? ? ? makes you feel real good. ? feel real good. [applause] >> meredith: hi, everybody. we have a great show today. they are crazy because of my first guest.
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caputo is here. i saw her in the dressing room and getting the vibes of the building and she actually gets nervous and takes it very, very seriously and nearly impossible to get a private reading. and today will give one to our fabulous audience. we never know what is going to happen. but first, let's talk about "what's hot now". >> megan: my heart is racing. >> lance: i know. she did a reading for my best friend last weekend. i didn't marry her, i performed the wedding. it was great, her brother passed away last year and it gave so much closure to the family. >> meredith: i was a skeptic and my brother had passed away and she sensed his presence and
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i don't know what i believe over all about this, but in her case, she was spot on, and it was something. >> megan: i think everybody's heart is racing. >> meredith: for now, we'll talk about something else. we'll get odds on the dating site on tinder. according to the in house expert and sociologist. you should consider wearing a vibrant color for the photo. yamaneika. you are the only single one here. is that neutral. >> yamaneika: it is neutral. i don't wear it on tinder. >> meredith: i saw the red dress on tinder. >> yamaneika: if you are

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